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Police: Kota Kinabalu City is Safe 

Right-left DSP Peter Anak Umbuas  Kota Kinabalu Police Chief Jauteh Dinkun Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City Datuk Abidin Madingkir Director General DBKK Datuk Yeo Boon Hai

By M. Izham B. Hashim
Pictures by Victor Lo

Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and City Police Chief ACP Jauteh Dinkun issued a joint statement yesterday advising the public that  the breach of security caused by armed foreign intruders in Lahad Datu would not spill over to Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir"There is no reason to panic and start  stocking up on food and other supplies as this would only create a climate of fear which may cause others to panic as well," ACP Jauteh said.

He advised the public to remain calm, and issued a stern warning against fanning racial sentiment that  would  worsen the security condition in the state.

Jauteh said Filipino communities living in Sabah are peace-loving people and have rejected the path taken by the terrorists at Lahad Datu who threatened the peace and sovereignty of the country.

"Sabahans and Filipinos here have lived together peacefully for generations, and like locals, they are even working closely by providing police with important information to ensure safety and security of the state, " he said.

Jauteh said most Filipinos condemned the intrusion by the armed group, which would make it difficult for them to earn a living here.

Kota Kinabalu City Police Chief ACP Jauteh Dinkun"Do not generalize and spread rumours which will only spread discontent and panic that would undermine the security situation in the state, "he added.

In addition, Jauteh called on all security committees in every kampung and residential areas to work closely with police in reporting any suspicious activities and help calm the situation by assuring the public of their safety and security.

Residents are advised to contact the police hotline at 088-221191 to report any suspicious activities occurring in their area.

"We welcome the public to come straight to us if they receive any information and we will do our best to investigate, " Jauteh said. -Insight Sabah 

 

Posted on March 6, 2013

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